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The answer to the question posed in our headline is...it's complicated. So it goes with many things in life, like an undefined relationship status. That's an apt comparison to Apple announcing that its Self Service Repair program is now available to iPhone owners in the US, because at a glance, there are some things... Read more...
So you've been sifting through the Facebook Marketplace or eBay, trying to find yourself a shiny new iPhone. You finally come across one and can't believe the deal you're getting! You receive the device in the mail and find out something's wrong. It could be anything, so you decide to take it to an authorized repair... Read more...
Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro owners have been met with more than a few frustrating bugs since the phone's launch a few months ago. One of those has been a connectivity issue that Google seems to be wanting to try and fix quietly behind the scenes. The latest Google Pixel phones have provided many of its owners an... Read more...
How low can it go? In May, we reported that the Surface Duo Android flagship dropped to a low $599 versus its $1,399 launch price. But it appears that Microsoft still wasn't moving the smartphones fast enough, as Amazon-owned Woot is now selling the smartphones at an even more attractive price point. Today, the 128GB... Read more...
This new emote may make you go bananas. OnePlus and Fortnite have collaborated to bring players a new emote, and here is how you can obtain Bhangra Boogie for free. The Bhangra Boogie emote features a dancing banana, and was teased on OnePlus Twitter as a step in the ripe direction. The emote is rare and its... Read more...
A recent round of discounts has brought the Pixel 4 down to the lowest price we've ever seenstarting at $499 for the regular Pixel 4 with 64GB of built-in memory, compared to its $799 launch price. It's a heck of a deal, but imagine receiving 10 of them for the price of one. It actually happened to someone, as the... Read more...
It seems as though we can't escape a single week without hearing about a new widespread security exploit that puts us all at risk. This week, the newly detailed attack taking center stage is called Simjacker, and it was revealed by the folks at AdaptiveMobile Security. As its name implies, Simjacker works primarily... Read more...
As expected, the bigwigs in Mountain View rolled out the third beta of Android Q at Google I/O 2019, giving us a broader view of what the next major version of Android will bring to the table. We still do not know what exactly it will be calledQueen of Puddings, perhaps?but here are some of the more notable additions... Read more...
Although there were suspicions that thefirst Android Q betawould drop on Monday, that day came in went. Luckily, we didn't have to wait much longer as Android Q Developer Beta 1 is now available to download. Google isn't providing a lengthy list of tangible, user-facing features that are the hallmark of all new... Read more...
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.Smartphone users know that there are hordes of counterfeit devices and apps out there that are meant to give nefarious parties access to your device and personal information. In the case of counterfeit devices, they often have the same general appearance as their... Read more...
A gang of thieves in Georgia must be big fans of Ethan Hunt and the Mission Impossible series. The thieves had their eyes on expensive Apple gear located in a Best Buy store, and decided that rather than go through the front door (or even more inconspicuously through the back entrance) it would be better to go in... Read more...
Samsung appears to be facing another round of battery woes, although this time around, phones are not overheating or catching fire, as was the case with the Galaxy Note 7. Instead, some Galaxy Note 8 owners are complaining about their phones abruptly shutting down and not being able to power them back on. Furthermore... Read more...
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past month or so, you know that today marks the official retail release of Apple's iPhone X. The first hands-on reviews began filtering onto the internet earlier this week, and the iPhone X has been featured on national and local TV news broadcasts to spread the... Read more...
The cost of an Essential Phone just keep getting cheaper. About a week ago, Andy Rubin and company slashed $200 off the price of the Essential Phone, knocking it down to $499. The price cut made it one of the more affordable flagships phones on the market, but on top of that, Rubin's outfit is running a promotion that... Read more...
A software engineer has discovered that OnePlus is actively collecting certain data on its users without their knowledge or permission. Chris Moore, owner of a UK-based security and tech blog and a finalist at Cyber Security Challenge UK, published an article detailing the Chinese electronic company's data collection... Read more...
You might want to think twice before adding Barnes & Nobles latest tablet to your virtual or physical cart. It has been reported that the Nook Tablet 7 has been found to include ADUPS, which is known for specializing in collecting data from Android users and installing hostile apps. Barnes & Noble departed from its... Read more...
When you purchase a brand new Android smartphone, you hope that you wont have to deal with malware that is spying on you at every turn. To protect yourself, you might avoid side-loading apps or only download seemingly trusted apps from the Google Play Store. However, what if you do everything right and are still... Read more...
Samsung has its hands full when it comes to dealing with the fallout from its global Galaxy Note7 recall campaign. However, the company is trying to make it easier for customers to determine if their brand new Galaxy Note7 smartphone is safe to use, and wont all of a sudden burst into flames while charging. Samsung... Read more...
Samsung has a mess on its hands with the whole Galaxy Note7 battery fire debate. There have been over 35 cases globally of fires breaking out while recharging Galaxy Note7 smartphones, with the most recent case occurring when a mans Jeep Grand Cherokee went up in flames while his device was charging in the center... Read more...
Another week, another breach-related arrest. In Britain, an unnamed 23-year-old man was arrested for being tied to a cyberattack that took place against the US' Department of Defense last June, though the DoD stresses that no data taken affects national security. The man is accused of accessing DoD systems... Read more...
A couple of weeks ago, reports hit the Web claiming that Chinese phone maker Xiaomi was sending user info back to home base. At the time, the company's head of global expansion, ex-Googler Hugo Barra, claimed that no such thing was going on. But late last week, Finnish security firm F-Secure posted proof to the Web... Read more...
Google's Android OS has received its fair share of flack over the past couple of years for its security issues, but sometimes, it's not the company or its OS at fault: It's the third-party developers. Proof of that can be seen from the results of a recent study conducted by the same firm, Codenomicon, that discovered... Read more...
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